Price Signs!

Carey Price has signed a brand-new six-year contract with the Canadiens. Multiple reports have it as $39 million, but that could be right or wrong. Whatever it is, it’s good coin. Maybe a hundred bucks more than I make.

Here’s the press release from Canadiens.com:

PRESS RELEASE

MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday the signing of goaltender Carey Price to a six-year contract (2012-13 to 2017-18). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Price, 24, completed his fifth season with the Canadiens in the NHL in 2011-12. In 65 games, the 6’03’’, 221 lbs goaltender maintained a record of 26 wins, 28 losses and 11 overtime/shootout losses. He recorded four shutouts with a 2.43 goals against average. Price stopped 1,754 of the 1,914 shots he faced for a .916 save percentage.

Since 2007-08, Price displays a 124-104-35 record in 271 regular season games. He ranks tied for 11th in team’s history with 16 shutouts. He shows a 2.56 goals against average and a .916 save percentage.

Price was the Molson Cup recipient for the months of October, November, December and February, to earn the honours for the 2011-12 season. The netminder took part in his third All-Star Game, held last January in Ottawa.

A native of Anahim Lake, British Columbia, Price was the Canadiens’ first pick (first round, fifth overall) at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

12 thoughts on “Price Signs!”

  1. That is the best news so far. At least we know price will deliver. Wish we could say same for #11. And re the Prust signing, Anyone who steps up toLucy is aces in my book. Good on Prust for holding his own. No one else last year wouldfight Lucy and that was embarrassing.

    To be honest, we have over the past two seasons had too many injuries. I think the time has come for the Habs to inflict some pain on other teams instead of us being the recipients of crushing body checks. I hope other teams feel the pain and injuries of our players next year. Too many liberties changed the way we played. We played weak. Now it will finally be time for other teams to not like playing the Bell Centre. I think MB thinks the same and good on him for making these types of changes.

    Now all we need is an impact forward signing. Probably through a trade sometime soon.

    It is nice to not have such a pussy team anymore.

  2. For me Carey Price has the quote of the summer.

    From http://canadiens.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=637075
    “The number ‘6’ made sense for me and for the organization,” explained Price of the length of his new deal. “I’ll be 30 when my contract is up and that’s when goaltenders hit their peak. I’m hoping when it’s time to renegotiate my contract I have some good bargaining chips with a couple Stanley Cups under my belt.”

  3. I have no problems with this because Carey is worth it. He’ll only get better down the line. What does interest me though is that Gomez is still here. Supposedly Therrien has the attitude that if you don’t come to play, you don’t play (which is good). So what the heck is going to happen to Gomez of all people? The guy is going to end up being paid a fortune to sit up in the press box all year long. Ridiculous waste of money. At least if he’s on the ice he kind of moves around a little and waves his stick a bit.

  4. But Darth if he’s on the ice he’s taking a spot that could be filled by someone who wants to really play for the team & us!

  5. Mike – apparently that’s what’s happening. Gomez is staying. Why I have no idea because it makes no damn sense in this universe. The only reason I can think of is that they want to see what he’ll be like under a new system. As if the last 3 years haven’t shown us all already what kind of guy he is.

    I’d like to know what dirt he has on the team where he gets to stay here.

  6. Date line: – – – Montreal, Gomez back to NJ straight up for Zach Parise! Gawd I just woke up & it was an acid flash back, he’s still here!!!!

  7. Well the deadline for buying out Gomez has passed, but I’m not sure it would have been permitted since he ended the season on injury reserve.

    I suspect Bergevin is busy trying to create a trade to get rid of him, but it’s difficult since neither Gainey nor Gauthier are available partners. So any trade would have to include giving up good players and prospects to make it attractive. This may be a reason why we’re overloaded with players now.

    The remaining alternative to bury him and his cap hit in Hamilton is still possible but there won’t be any word about it until just before the season starts.

  8. bothers me there is no news so resigned myself to waiting and hoping he gets sent to Hamilton. They may try him for a few months but am not optimistic he can prove himself. He may play with bigger balls now that our team is bigger and stronger. The is a little ray of hope there.

    He isn’t tradeable IMO,unless to a team that needs the salary hit. F*%$ing Gainey!!!

  9. Gomer is going to start the season with the big boys, barring a temporary suspension of the laws of nature and the universe………..Cammy would like to come back if Gomer is staying.

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